The Joy Formidable - 'I Don't Want To See You Like This'
Though I've mentioned them very little The Joy Formidable inspire something quite special within me. I don't believe that any new band for a long long time have the scope and huge potential that they have. Their sound is just staggering.
One of the true highlights of this year's Glastonbury, even though they were only the opening band on the second stage of one day; they've a wealth of excellent material. Largely, the highlights of their career have appeared on last year's mini-album A Balloon Called Moaning. Sadly, I didn't really pick it up in time for it to have appeared on my album countdown at the end of 2009, but had I then it would have featured very highly.
'I Don't Want To See You Like This' is set to be the first release from the forthcoming debut proper from The Joy Formidable and it's exemplary of their sound. If nothing else then the drumming on the single is worth checking out, for it provides earth shattering foundations for the guitar, bass and vocal interplay. Should '...See You Like This's parent album appear before the end of the year and live up to half of the potential that they displayed on A Balloon's finest songs then it could be the best album that we see in 2010.
Watch this space.
And this video.